Hard counters for Ezreal?

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Raidarc

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06-29-2012

Seeing as we'll see him in 99.9% of games from now on I'd like to start a list of champions that just completely destroy Ezreal.

Whos first?


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Aringhe

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06-29-2012

Graves, Taric and Janna can give him a whats-up, but it will ultimately depend on your team's ability (or their team's lack there-of) to deal with Ezreal.

He is insanely squishy. Most Ezreal that I've seen will try to run with his E (teleport) instead of using it as a damage-dealing source, but don't ignore the damage potential and be prepared to hide behind your minions for his initial burst. From there on, his Q will refresh about every 2-3 auto attacks, so just count and dodge. You will win a trade if you dodge two of his Q and, if the trades lasts that long, you will probably kill him.

Watch for his mana as well. If you need to bait his ultimate or E, do it. Sivir is exceptionally good at baiting his mana drain (level W before Q), so have at that in mind. Once he uses his E, he is in the fight for good or he us burning a Flash. Again, he is squishy and is simple enough to counter with just about any ranged AD.

The crux of it is simple enough. Anyone with a good amount of CC to hold Ezreal in place then some to follow up (Leona + Tristana is beautiful) will probably give you free kills in the lane. In the end, it's going to determine if you can play against Ezreal in the first play more than if you counter-picked him. Just keep playing against him until you get his kit (playing as him helps immensely).

Good luck and happy hunting.


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Korenoth

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06-29-2012

Hard counter to Ezreal: Knowing how to dodge.

He is a 100% Skillshot champion. Do the electric slide, and you will be A-Okay.

Beyond that, he is just like any other AD carry, treat him as such. His range is middle of the road for an RADC, so nothing special there. He's hardly the only one with a global ult, and the channel time on it is long enough to let you react. Especially with the sound effect attached to it.

If you can manage it, bait him in to using Arcane Shift offensively just before a gank arrives. He has no CC, so that is his only escape option. If he uses it ahead of time (CD starts at ~16s, maybe longer) he will be easy pickings for your jungle.


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XCodes

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06-29-2012

The hardest counters to Ezreal in the game are probably Maokai in bot or Kassadin in mid. His saplings are pretty good poke (although the AoE could push lane too much if you're not careful), his passive combined with Ezreal's spellspam makes him ward off Ezreal's poke pretty well, and his W is a combination gap-closer and root that will keep Ezreal in-place long enough to secure a kill.


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Optimal

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06-29-2012

[QUOTE=Korenoth;26308448]Hard counter to Ezreal: Knowing how to dodge.

He is a 100% Skillshot champion. Do the electric slide, and you will be A-Okay.

^ He say's it all


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XCodes

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06-29-2012

[QUOTE=More QQ Plz;26309003]

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Originally Posted by Korenoth View Post
Hard counter to Ezreal: Knowing how to dodge.

He is a 100% Skillshot champion. Do the electric slide, and you will be A-Okay.

^ He say's it all
Kinda have to agree with this a bit. There aren't any super-hard counters to Ezreal, and Ezreal doesn't really counter anyone super-hard.


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SleepyDeath

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06-29-2012

the key to fighting ez is mobility. you either have to shut down his mobility, or have good mobility yourself. that means bottom lane you want either a taric or maoki who have a non skill shot stun which allows the ad carry to pump out damage on him. in the middle morg is a good counter, but only if you are really good at hitting the snare. other than that malz or talon would also be really good counters


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cavecricket48

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06-29-2012

The key to fighting ezreal is to stand behind a minion.


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VoidBro

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06-29-2012

rofl at every1 that says Graves counter Ez.
Basically anyone with a stun beats him e.g Taric


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Yvo

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06-29-2012

Talon would rip Ezreal's throat out with his bare hands.

But really, it kinda depends if he's going AP or AD.


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